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7 Spring Outfit Combos All The French Girls Are Wearing

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French outfits are more than just a trench coat with a striped tee, and you’ll soon find that French women have their own set of staples for spring that we might not necessarily expect (wrap dress and straw bags, anyone?). Using these 7 outfit combinations, you can easily put together outfits that are authentic French spring fashion so you can blend right in with the Parisian girls this season!

1. wrap dress + strappy sandal heels or block heels + straw bag + cardigan

Featuring a simple wrap dress, the goal of this outfit is feminine yet easygoing. If you’re chilly, throw on a cardigan. That’s the French choice to cover up!

A straw bag adds texture to this look and adds that warm weather element. Strappy sandals or block heels, the choice is up to you. Either pair are a Parisian woman’s favorite and add the touch of chic to this look.

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2. slip dress + cardigan + straw bag + strappy sandals or low block heels

Believe it or not, slip dresses are one of those versatile pieces you can get so much wear out of. And don’t worry, they’re not “bedroomy”-when styled correctly!

Pair with the classic cardigan for coverage and warmth. A straw bag brightens up this look and adds interest while your trusty block heels add understated class.

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3. cropped flared jeans + white or printed blouse + strappy sandals + basket bag

Jeans paired with a top may sound simple, and though it is, it looks anything but. French girls are known to wear the classic white blouse with jeans during the spring season.

Cropped flared jeans (or anything but a skinny leg) are another French favorite. Pair with a basket bag and strappy sandals to make this outfit feel like spring.

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And you may have noticed that this “bag” in the photos is not your typical French bag. It’s a basket I found around my house while I’m waiting for my Jane Birkin basket to come haha. But here’s a style tip- you can throw a silk scarf on anything!

4. chunky cardigan + jeans + straw bag + espadrilles

French women can take something as basic as jeans and a cardigan and make it look different just by their styling! Remember that it’s not always what you wear but how you wear it. French women have mastered putting their own twist on their outfits, and this is what comes across as truly fashionable.

Try tying your cardigan for something different. Espadrilles are a warm-weather go-to shoe for the Parisian style. Finish off the look with a gold pendant necklace!

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5. printed skirt + basic tee + espadrilles + straw bag

Instead of bold colors and loud prints, simple and understated florals are the way French women add spring into their wardrobe. A printed skirt is not complicated to wear either! Just pair it with a basic and simple top. This would be a great time to break out your white blouse too.

Finish off the look with a cute straw bag and espadrilles for the perfect spring outfit.

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6. slip skirt + basic tee + gold necklace + sandals

The idea that French women only wear stripes is a myth. You’ll see bits and pieces of animal print, especially leopard, scattered throughout their wardrobe. It’s always balanced out with simple pieces, however.

A slip dress in leopard print combines two French favorites in one. Topped off with a gold pendant necklace and a straw bag, this outfit is all kinds of Parisian chic.

slip dress (similar) // basic tee (similar) // straw bag (similar) // necklace (similar) // shoes (similar)

7. white jeans + beige top + basket bag

Neutrals? No surprise here. But instead of the dark colors such as black, brown, and navy that dominate the fall and winter wardrobe, whites and beiges are the way to wear neutrals this spring!

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Are there any key pieces you’re missing that you need to be able to copy these looks and create the ultimate French spring fashion?

If you could only get one thing, I’d get a straw or basket bag. It adds that perfect touch to any spring and summer look and is a constant companion in most French women’s spring outfits!

Now that you’ve got the outfit ideas, you need the styling tips. Keep reading for 12 Ways To Nail a Classic French Style Clothing Look!

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.